Private schools in Durham, Ontario

Find the top private schools in Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax, and Whitby

There are great private schools in the Durham region of Ontario. This includes schools in Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Brock, Uxb/school/uxbridge-private-schoolsridge, Port Hope, and Scugog. Find our list of the top Durham private schools below Read more

List of Durham schools


Ajax, Ontario — Cambridge International Academy offers an enriched curriculum from grades 1 to 12 in Ajax. Central to the school’s philosophy is the belief that students learn best both inside and outside the classroom. View School Profile.

  • Customized Educational Pathways
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Individual Needs and Academic Learning
  • Homework club
  • Visual Art, Drama, Music, Gym Programs
1 to 12 (Coed)
$10,650 to $38,000
Avg. Class:
6 to 12
Cambridge International Academy 10650 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • North York, Ontario
    Finch Ave. W./Bathurst St.
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $9,250 to $16,000

CAA has been serving the GTA for over 65 years. Our students learn through a strong academic curriculum, community engagement and alumni mentorship – with a 98% acceptance rate to the University of their first choice.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Crawford Adventist Academy 9250 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Coed
  • Pickering, Ontario
    7 campuses/Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Bowmanville
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $12,350 to $12,690

Blaisdale Montessori School is the premier Montessori school in the Durham area. Offering an outstanding learning environment. Choose from one of 7 campuses in Pickering, Ajax, Oshawa and Bowmanville.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Blaisdale Montessori School 12350 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Whitby, Ontario
    Brock Street South/Dundas Streer West
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $11,250 to $14,750

The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for their uniqueness and is guided through learning accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Hatch House Montessori School 11250 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Oshawa, Ontario
    Wilson Road/Adelaide Ave
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $1,000 to $11,500

At G.B.MS, D.E.P.S and Durham Academy Secondary school focus is on each individual student and helping them meet their unique potential and goals. We believe in excellent customer service and families have a voice. Throughout the year we enhance our programs through program enhancement and enrichment.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. 1000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Day Coed
  • Whitby, Ontario
    Garden Street/Hwy. 2
  • 4 to 12 Girls
  • $26,125 to $70,625

Trafalgar Castle offers a close-knit, academically challenging environment where girls feel a strong sense of belonging and discover their unique talents and interests.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Liberal Arts
Trafalgar Castle School 26125 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Girls
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $9,000 to $13,000

Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering is a non denominational, inclusive school that offers programs from Pre-school to Grade eight. We acknowledge and celebrate religious and cultural events as part of our cultural program.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering 9000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • $8,400 to $17,000

École Montessori is Durham Region's premier French private school dedicated to transforming your child into a BILINGUAL critical thinker with our enriched curriculum that fosters the genius within each student.

  • Day
  • Montessori
École Montessori 8400 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed

Benefits of schools in Durham

You can find a first-rate private school for your child in Durham, Ontario. Whether you’re in need of a preschool for your toddler, or a high school for your teenager, you’re sure to find some great options.

Private schools in Durham, Ontario have plenty of perks. In fact, they tend to have many of the same benefits as other private schools.

Below, we list some of the main benefits of Durham schools. Keep in mind, this isn’t an exhaustive list.

Choosing a Durham private school

Independent schools are always near the top of the list among the best schools in Durham region, especially boarding schools in Durham, but also Montessori, troubled teen, learning disability, IB, and Christian schools. In your decision process, make sure you include several schools in your shortlist. You should visit schools, take tours, talk to school officials and parents, and ask schools lots of questions. You can also check out our comprehensive school profiles, on

Before choosing a school, consider what’s important to you, your child, and your family. A wide range of factors will need to be considered. Some of the more important ones may include:

As far as schools themselves go, you may want to consider (among other things):

Frequently Asked Questions

How many private schools in Durham, Ontario are there?
There are 8 private schools in Durham, Ontario that are Our Kids trusted members.

How much is tuition at private schools in Durham, Ontario?
Tuition fees for private schools in Durham, Ontario range from $12 to $70,625 per year with an average tuition of $14,563 per year.

What’s the largest school?
Of the private schools in Durham, Ontario, the largest is Blaisdale Montessori School with 750 students in Grades Nursery/Toddler to 8.

Are private schools in Durham, Ontario good?
We interviewed both parents and students. You can read reviews about private schools in Durham, Ontario on this page.

Is there a private school expo where I can meet with private schools in Durham, Ontario?
Yes. You can meet with private schools and education experts at the Our Kids Private School Expos held every year in September and October. These events are designed for both parents and students. Find event details and ticket info here.


In the spotlight:

Latest Articles

Profile of Mark Musca, Head of School, Albert College  
“Not only did I come (to Albert) as a staff member, I was also a parent.” (August 2, 2022)

Profile of John Liggett, Head of School, The Country Day School  
“Most days, my job here doesn’t feel like work.” (August 2, 2022)

Profile of Wayne McKelvey, Principal, Metropolitan Preparatory Academy  
“You let the kids know they’re important, and you go from there.” (August 2, 2022)

Profile of Olga Margold, Principal, Prestige School  
“The reason why the students need math is because math gives you logical skills for dealing with everyday issues.” (August 2, 2022)

Profile of Michael Fellin, Headmaster, Crescent School  
“The single most important factor in whether a boy will learn or not is the relationship with the teacher. (July 7, 2022)

By logging in or creating an account, you agree to Our Kids' Terms and Conditions. Information presented on this page may be paid advertising provided by the advertisers [schools/camps/programs] and is not warranted or guaranteed by or its associated websites. By using this website, creating or logging into an Our Kids account, you agree to Our Kids' Terms and Conditions. Please also see our Privacy Policy. Our Kids ™ © 2022 All right reserved.